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post #1 of 16 Old 07-22-2008, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Potential buys, please critique

I'm starting my search for my next horsey :)

I have no e-mailed anyone yet, so i'm only going by the ad. Please tell me what you think and what you can get out of the photo(s) given.

Thanks a lot!


#2 No picture, but i think i'm going to e-mail them asking for a picture. M2G will like what he's made up of :)

#3Again, no photo, sorry

#4 Not sure about him as he does need work, but maybe.

#5 He looks down hill.. badly, but i'm not sure if that's just how he's standing.

#6 Not sure about him, but i like the looks of him.

Ok, that's all for now. please tell me what you think of them :)
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post #2 of 16 Old 07-22-2008, 08:41 PM
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1) looks pretty good and level headed.

2) says he's 6 years old so he might have lots of energy, but he sounds fairly well mannered

3) I'd be concerned when they list temperment as a 5 and says need experienced rider

4) looks really nice, but doesn't seem to be what they described. They put videos up on youtube

5) I agree...downhill ...but he sounds alright

6) I don't like the way he neck is....he just needs more muscling everywhere.

I'd say the first, but that's my opinion
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post #3 of 16 Old 07-22-2008, 09:05 PM
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1) look at the legs on that guy! wow! I like him though

2) interesting cross, but not very tall for a draft X... I think he's a tad overpriced as well

3) can't really say, but i'd go more toward the others because you don't want more than you can handle...

4) Hmm, they say he's good at being on the bit, but I don't see it. And he never canters in any of the videos.... that worries me

5) I think he's standing weirdly, but he's pretty

6) I couldn't get the link to work
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post #4 of 16 Old 07-22-2008, 11:12 PM
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1) He looks great and seems like he would be great for you!

2) Not a huge fan of that cross.

3) He sounds alot like Vega so probably not the horse for you.

4) Very pretty like him alot but he doesn't seem to know as much as they say he does.

5) Just don't like him at all, not sure why. I think it's just alot of things.

6) He looks like an honest man but certianly needs some muscle and food!

I would choose either 1 or 4, possibily 6 if he is really nice to ride!
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post #5 of 16 Old 07-23-2008, 06:31 AM
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In fact I liked 4th the most. :) 1st is very nice too. 5th and 6th I'd pass... Don't like the look and confo.
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post #6 of 16 Old 07-23-2008, 10:12 AM
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I'm not crazy about any of them...sorry. I thought I liked #4 but after watching the videos, he reminds me of Twister. The horse looks disconnected from his rider to me. Like he's just puting his time in and not really enjoying being there. Twister will walk and trot all day long. You ask for a canter and BOOM...He's off like a flash! I also noticed they were riding him with a tie down. Not a bad thing but with the horse market the way it is I wouldn't buy a project horse. Keep looking and I bet you can find a "super" horse if the under/around 4or 5 thousand dollar is your price range.
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post #7 of 16 Old 07-23-2008, 10:21 AM
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What are you going to do with them? I liked 4 but I didnt see the video, after reading Dumas post I'll move him down to last. Then I like 1 and then 6. 6 needs tons of muscling and some good food but he looks really honost.
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post #8 of 16 Old 07-23-2008, 10:38 AM
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Yeah, I didn't watch the videos either. I agree they look not so good together. Although may be it's bad rider too...
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post #9 of 16 Old 07-23-2008, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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apparently number 4 needed a tie down because he was tossing his head with the flies. In earlier videos, he doesn't have a tie down, though i do have to say i wasn't really attracted to his movement.

I'm wanting a horse i could show and puts around on. Something that doesn't need tons and tons of work. Basically something enjoyable.

Dumas-Vega is proving to be way to much for me to handle, so i'm looking for another horse.

I do have more horses that i need to put up.. will do that when i head to work.
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post #10 of 16 Old 07-23-2008, 10:55 AM
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....(remember - western can also do english)

How about....


i watched this horse show at the last QH show. It did the 2 year old class, pretty cute. (although she lists him as a circuit champion and she was the only one in the class - kind of hard to beat when you are the only one out there - but he was cute)

This one is trained by tommy garland, he's a really well known trainer around here

This one has the same daddy as my mare
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